Cycling the Savage bolt is easy and fast—a requirement for…

Cycling the Savage bolt is easy and fast—a requirement for top competitors. It’s also a great thing to have in a fully loaded prairie-rat town.

No domestic rifle manufacturer offers more specialized target, varmint and competition rifles than Savage, and no company produces more diverse, distinct features in each model. Indeed, there are several permutations that are unique in the industry.

While most other makers base all their rifles, regardless of their intended application, on the same bolt/receiver unit, Savage offers any number of options. Among the five models in the Model 12 Target series and the six models in the Varmint series, you’ll find traditional open-top receivers that can be loaded from above, regardless of magazine type—blind, hinged floorplate, or detachable—as well as receivers having minimal-size ejection ports for added rigidity. Some are repeaters; other receivers have solid bottoms, making them single-shots, which, in conjunction with a minimal-size ejection port, make for an even more rigid tube. Some models have right-side bolts with either right- or left-side ejection ports, and there’s even one that has a right-side bolt and an ejection port on both sides—the left for single loading, the right for ejection.

Savage Arms’ Model 12 F/TR is a sleek, accurate machine meant for competition yet perfect for hunting. It has all the right touches, like the Savage AccuTrigger, for pinpoint precision.

All models in both series also have longer bolt handles and larger grasping knobs than sporter models for easier, faster manipulation. And, of course, there are differences in barrel length, contour and whether they are fluted or not. Then there are the stocks, which are either wood laminates, injection-molded polymers or hand-laid graphite-reinforced fiberglass. Each is of distinct conformation depending on its purpose, and some have adjustable combs and pull lengths.

Savage’s Target AccuTrigger can easily be user-adjusted down to 6 ounces.

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  • they that bad?there 1200 bucks,i was thinking of getting one.

  • very nice SAVAGE. A HAVE SAVAGE 14 EURO .308.

  • Andrew Beavis

    I have to agree. I have a Savage Palma and my scores went up considerably when I replaced the barrel with a Shilen match grade heavy varmint. The rest of the rifle is just fine however so i am happy with what I have now…. I think any barrel is a bit of a gamble but the odds are more in your favour with a match grade aftermarket job !

  • Len Mc Ritchie

    With my 22/250 55vmax hand load ,Leupold straight 6 power with a dot retical’, wacked a Ground Hog a 426 yards measured with a range finder also split a playing card edge on At 100yards will submit photo if required Len Mc Ritchie

  • Len Mc Ritchie

    Own several Savage Rifles with my FTR using 168 gr Federal Match shot 2.63 5 shot group at 500 y after shooting in bbb with 20 rounds of 150Gr Winchester to purge the BBB. shoot a223 mod 10 police Special 77Gr Sierras with lapua brass cci450m primers 24g Win748 best group at 100 yards 0.222 cosistant 1/4 inch groups By the way I will be 85 on June 2/12 have owned over 90 rifles over the year,s including several custom built units. SAvage have been the most accurate. Will purchase more, have a 223 low profile 7 twist on order keep building them Ron

  • Wes

    Well, I will have to differ. I bought a 12F/TR and it was a miserable pile of stuff. The barrel looked like it had been finished with a bedspring and measured .302″ before I ever shot it.
    I bedded, I torqued, I cut the barrel off and recrowned, all of which made small incremental improvements but finally after only 1200 rounds the rifle went completely Tango Uniform and I replaced the barrel with a McGowen. My scores at 1000yds went up by 25 points immediately.
    The 12 is a good foundation but not out of the box competitive.

  • Very nice i have a mod 12 in 22=250 what a shooter, might be looking into a trade in on this one. Sweet gun guys